Over 14 days at the heart of the Battle of Britain, Spitfire pilots Jack and Alex struggle to survive the savage battles raging in the air over southern England. Several times a day, they fly against overwhelming odds, witnessing the death and disfigurement of friends and enemies, and wrestling with the knowledge that the same could happen to them at any moment. Brief periods on the ground offer l...
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 23, 2013)
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Powell knows pilots and he captures the lives of R.A.F. pilots in a most graphic manner. He brings the early years of WWII right to your mind. The action in the air over England while flying Spitfires and Hurricanes, mixing it up several times a da...
te, with Biggin Hill subjected to frequent air raids, during which many more friends are killed. Both Jack and Alex find love, but the Battle takes its toll. The flying scenes in Wings Over Summer are especially vivid, perhaps because Ron Powell spent much of his 32 years in the RAF as a flying instructor, teaching young men and women to turn upside down, jink and spin in light aircraft. He also met several Battle of Britain veterans and, more than anything, hopes Wings Over Summer will stand as a tribute to their courage.